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  • For Garrett Riekhof, mentoring comes naturally

    Garrett Riekhof says the actions that led to winning the Agriculture Future of America Young Leader in Agriculture Award come naturally. Tom Steever spoke to Riekhof who says he mentors because being […]

  • Cattle futures mixed ahead of cash business

    At the Chicago Mercantile Exchange, live cattle ended the day mixed on spread trade ahead of widespread direct cash business.  Feeder cattle were mixed on the same factors.  December […]

  • Craft distilleries exemption would benefit ag

    A bill moving through the Michigan legislature could encourage distilleries to source more Michigan grain. Passed last month by the Michigan Senate, Bill 349 provides a 17 percent discount on state […]

  • Missouri Farm Bureau annual meeting kicks off

    Missouri Farm Bureau President Blake Hurst framed his comments at the opening session of the 2019 annual meeting by referencing lyrics from a Merle Haggard song. “Floods, trade wars, a […]

  • Ag data learning curve not so steep anymore

    An agronomist suggests the learning curve for ag data is less pronounced than it used to be. Harmon Wilts covers southwest Minnesota for AsGrow/Dekalb. “It’s getting a lot easier and […]

  • Grandin on cattle handling and genetics

    Dr. Temple Grandin says low stress cattle handling, which she teaches across the country, is one of the bright spots in the industry but she still has concerns.  Grandin spoke and taught […]

  • Ag Secretary Perdue says he doesn’t think Dec. 15 tariff hike will take effect

    Ag Secretary Sonny Perdue says the US is unlikely to impose the next round of tariffs on Chinese goods. An additional 15 percent tariff on Chinese products is set to take effect December 15th. Ag […]

  • Soybeans higher on optimism about China

    Soybeans were higher on short covering and technical buying. There’s continued optimism about the proposed deal with China with the next round of tariffs scheduled to go into effect on the […]

  • Milk futures, cash dairy mixed

    Milk futures on the Chicago Mercantile Exchange closed mixed while the cash cheese market posted large seasonal losses Monday. December Class III milk down four cents at $19.51.  January two […]

  • Anuvia works to build soil health and fertility

    A new bio-based fertilizer company says their slow-release technology can help farmers reduce their impact on the environment while providing crops nutrition when they need it. Anuvia Plant […]

  • Corn on corn considerations

    Some farmers are considering planting more corn in 2020. Peterson Farms Seed agronomist Adam Spelhaug says for corn on corn, residue management is key. “What kind of trash whippers, down […]

  • American Farm Bureau puts full-court press on USMCA

    It’s do-or-die time for USMCA ratification in 2019. White House and Mexican negotiators reportedly agreed to changes over the weekend sought by House Democrats and have submitted the text to […]

  • USDA: 92% of U.S. corn harvested

    The 2019 U.S. soybean harvest is officially over as corn continues to limp towards the finish. It’s been a trying year for many producers, with an historically slow planting pace, widely […]

  • Closing Grain and Livestock Futures: December 9, 2019

    Dec. corn closed at $3.65 and 3/4, down 3/4 centJan. soybeans closed at $8.97 and 1/4, up 7 and 3/4 centsDec. soybean meal closed at $296.70, down 70 centsDec. soybean oil closed at 31.36, up 35 […]

  • Update conservation land enrollment

    Farmers and landowners can now update enrollments in USDA conservation programs. General sign-up for the Conservation Reserve Program starts today (the ninth) and while that one is competitive, […]

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